Come be thee blythe and merry at the Renaissance Faire! Just 15 miles and 500 years away from downtown Corvallis. Here enchantment awaits young and old alike as jousting knights and noble steeds clash on the tourney fyld while minstrels, troubadours, jongleurs, dancers and bards fill the lanes with delight. With over 125 artisan stalls and 1,000 costumed players, visitors can browse the village for unique hand made goods and one of a kind treasures while surrounded by Renaissance revelry and entertainment. Eat, drink, and be merry, for food purveyors are on hand within Friar Tuck's Forest, and children delight in games and adventures. The only Fair of its kind in Oregon, this exciting event offers an educational interactive adventure in history, welcoming families and children. Modeled on the merriest of elements from the times of Shakespeare and Elizabeth I, and set in the historic renaissance of 1558 to 1603, here all the Faire is a stage, and everyone a player!
There are two relatively nearby campgrounds. In Albany, there is a KOA (541-967-8521) and the National Forest Service runs a campground at the top of Mary's Peak (541-750-7000).
US-34 exit from I-5, W (towards the coast) 3 miles past Corvallis on to Philomath; Hwy 20 W at the Y (towards Newport), 4.5 miles to Wren, N onto Kings Valley Highway (Hwy 223) to Grant Road (north of Kings Valley on the Benton-Polk county line). Look for signs just north of the S bend.